Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kate Beckinsale for Redbook Magazine January 2012

Kate Beckinsale covers Redbook's January 2012 issue. Photos and interview below. 

On her constant state of anxiety: "I’m genetically programmed to be beset with the odd doubt or neurosis. But I’m finally comfortable accepting that rather than trying to cure myself of it.”

On balancing motherhood and her career: "One thing that’s so amazing about women is that we spend the limited brain space we have when we’re working or raising kids going, “How can I improve this?”… One of the things I find most helpful is having friends who have kids at various different ages. The women I like most are the ones who are honest and cop to what they’re doing."
On her unconventional family: "I think Lily feels comfortable with the family she has, and she’s very used to Michael [Sheen, Beckinsale’s first husband] being away…I’m not naïve enough to think that having separated parents has no effect on Lily. I’m sure it does. But she certainly has never heard me talk negatively about either of her dads.

On nude scenes: “I think it’s worse nowadays, because you do something like that and somebody immediately makes a five-times as long feature on YouTube to rock music, and they play it over and over again. I’m not averse to doing a nude scene, but it would have to be something I felt I could really argue for in front of my daughter, and so far that hasn’t happened.”

On her husband, director Len Wiseman: “We’re just a good couple. Having a husband who’s comfortable being very affectionate is important. Women do well with that. If the husband is very loving, the wife blossoms, and everybody’s fine.”

On time away from work: “I was at home. We’ve got a kind of unconventional family situation, with two dads, and I’ve always been the constant parent, the one who is here. Even if I’m working, it’s me. So if anything ripples the water, then it’s important to be home. My daughter is about to be 13, and I realize how fleeting time is. I was happy to be around Lily to talk about her day when she got home.”

Courtesy of Redbook

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